Margarita Weihmann: “El Ciego y su Mujer” P1340

Beautiful portrait of a Mexican couple “El Ciego  y su Mujer” (The blind man and his wife) by Margarita Weihmann. Oil on canvas. Colors are outstanding, and the expressions – timeless. 21.5 x 26.

Margarita Weihmann is just coming to the attention of American collectors. Of the generation of political refugee artists and writers who found, at first, refuge, and then, a true home in Mexico during World War II, Weihmann soon found herself at the center of the ferment of social-realist and indigenous art of the period, rubbing shoulders with, and painting and showing alongside, the giants of the period, Rivera, Kahlo, Orozco, Varo, Fini, and a host of others, now of legendary status. And, as the work shows, this gifted European became a truly Mexican painter, imbued with the excitement and ideals of the time. We are very excited to be able to offer a selection of these rarely seen works.